PM Abe wants closer ties between Japanese, Vietnamese parties hinh anh 1Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on November 30 that he wants stronger cooperation between his country’s Liberal Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Meeting with head of the CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh in Tokyo, Abe express his delight at the growth of the two countries’ relations, stressing that their increasing political trust is a solid foundation for effective cooperation and will bring about practical interests for the two peoples.

Japan will keep its high attention and priority for the comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam, he said, noting that he will direct Japan’s authorised agencies to actively assist Vietnam in training officials.

He added his country is ready to cooperate with and help the Southeast Asian nation to build high-quality infrastructure.

He voiced his hope for the best possible conditions for a visit to Vietnam by the Japanese Emperor and Queen next spring.

For his part, Chinh, who is a Politburo member, also rejoiced at the thriving extensive strategic partnership between the countries. He highly valued their collaboration in all spheres, particularly investment, trade and manpower training.

He thanked the Japanese Government for effectively assisting the CPV in personnel training and asked it to continue assistance in human resources training, administrative reform, and building a lean and effective State apparatus.

He congratulated Japan’s attainments in 2016 and wished it more important role in Asia-Pacific and around the world.

PM Abe wants closer ties between Japanese, Vietnamese parties hinh anh 2Pham Minh Ching (R) meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (Photo: VNA)

Also on November 30, Chinh had a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. They shared the view on the sound development of bilateral ties and affirmed that on the basis of high-level agreements and the Joint Vision Statement on Japan-Vietnam Relations, their linkages will grow even more intensively.

Kishida said he will exert all efforts to help foster the countries’ relations. He spoke highly of Vietnam’s role at regional and international forums, adding that Japan will support Vietnam to host the APEC Summit in 2017.-VNA